There are some new spy shots of the facelifted Hyudnai Tiburon set to go on sale in 2008. Hyundai have been talking about the need for a Hero (Halo) car for sometime, initially the idea appeared to be in process with the introduction of the Tiburon, however given that the Tiburon is a poor excuse for a car, Hyundai are hard at work again. I had bet my money on the Hyundai HCD8 Sports Tourer concept (first on display at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show) becoming the new 2008 Hyundai Tiburon model redesign.
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However recent spy shots have shown that the front-drive Tiburon sports coupe will be updated with merely a facelift of new front and rear fascias until it's finally put out of its misery some time in 2009. In 2008, Hyundai is set to introduce a rear-drive sports car, perhaps Hyundai have learnt that a front wheel drive sports car powered by an engine better matched to a van doesn't make a sports car?

New Hyundai Tiburon

There is also talk of a coupe and possibly a convertible in 2009. Nonetheless the spy shots shown here suggest that the Tiburon is simply getting a new back and front while Hyundai works hard to come out with a new Halo car.